Perhaps the biggest lie in the history of fashion is “one size fits all.” While it might be possible for jewlery or clothing to fit most people, they won’t necessary fit most people comfortably.
When you buy your Fitbit fitness tracker, comfort is more important than usual. A comfortable wrist-worn tracker is one you'll actually wear every single day. The more you wear it, the more data you'll collect. And the more data you collect, the more informed you’ll be about your health and fitness choices.
Want to get your money’s worth when you buy your Fitbit? Here’s what you need to know about Fitbit sizing so you get the right Fitbit for you.
What Are The Fitbit Sizes?
There are just two standard Fitbit sizes: small and large. Additionally, there is one speciality size you can order through the Fitbit website: extra large. Those who hope to get a Fitbit in a “medium” or “regular” size are out of luck.
Fitbit Sizing Tool
If you want a guaranteed good fit, then all you need is a printer and a pair of scissors. Fitbit provides a handy Fitbit sizing tool. Simply print out this page, cut out the sizing band, and wrap it around your wrist. That will tell you which size you should order.
How To Measure Your Wrist For Fitbit Sizes
Of course, if you don’t have a printer (or just don’t want to waste the ink) you could always measure your wrist the old fashioned way. Just grab a tape measure ad measure the circumference of your wrist. Alternatively, you could use a piece of string, wrap it around your wrist, and compare its length to a ruler. Then check your measurement against the three sizes blow.
- Small Fitbit: 5.5-6.3 Inches
- Large Fitbit: 6.3-7.8 Inches
- Extra Large Fitbit: 7.8-8.9 Inches
If you’re on the cusp of two sizes, then it’s safer to get the Fitbit that is one size bigger. Since all Fitbits are adjustable, it’s easier to tighten it up so that it fits your wrist appropriately.
How To Wear Your Fitbit
When you strap on your Fitbit, don’t adjust it so tightly that it’s totally immobile on your wrist. If it’s too tight, it will be uncomfortable to wear and you’ll increase the risk of rash. Instead, it should be tight enough that it can easily move slightly up and down your wrist, but not so loose that it’s distracting when you move your arms. If you have a Fitbit with a heart rate tracker, then it’s best to position it slightly higher up on your wrist — about two finger lengths from the base of your wrist to be exact. That will position the optical heart rate tracker to get the most accurate reading.